Modafinil is a medicine that belongs to the group of drugs that have a stimulating effect. This means that when applied to a person, it increases vitality by stimulating the airways, blood flow, and part of the medulla.
General information about the drug
This analeptic is often used to combat sleepiness or narcolepsy. Classified as a psychostimulant, modafinil was developed in the late 1980s to treat narcolepsy. This is a disease that can cause you to suddenly fall asleep during the day. It is still used for the same purposes in around 20 countries.
As a psychostimulant, it has been tested by pilots, military personnel, police officers, ISS astronauts and night shift surgeons. Bottom Line: Modafinil actually helps you stay awake longer while your body is sleep deprived.
What are the benefits of modafinil?
Analeptics allows you to stay clear of mind and stay awake late, while also being alert and energetic. Workaholics who stay up late, students, especially during training, and athletes love to use it for energy and endurance during training.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge say that this drug, among other things, improves intellectual abilities, allows you to spend much longer without sleep and concentrate better on something.
Other experts are also noting the improvements in memory and performance. Many of the people who take modafinil have improved at work, remembering, expressing themselves in projects, and generating new ideas.
Research on modafinil has shown that its use reduces appetite, which contributes to weight loss. At a dose of 400 mg, users were able to reduce their daily caloric intake by 38%. In 2000, one of the companies applied to the US government for the use of the drug in the treatment of obesity.
It is important!
Athletes use the drug to reduce anxiety and sometimes abuse it. Modafinil has been on the WADA Prohibited List since 2004.
The drug has found its application in sports management. Bodybuilders actively use it for effective training and note the following effects:
- lack of drowsiness and lethargy;
- improvement in general well-being and mood;
- Feeling of strength and willingness to train for many hours;
- joy and strength;
- increased efficiency;
- reduced fatigue;
- full concentration on the training process and on every muscle during exercise, which is very important for muscle growth and progression;
- possibility of better and longer training.
All of this is possible thanks to Modafinil, which does not cause addiction or the reverse state. This drug has a positive effect on the human body and does not harm it. When you stop taking the analeptic, the body simply returns to its normal state without any reaction or discomfort. People from all walks of life often resort to this analeptic to improve their performance at work, study, and sports.
Side effects of modafinil are generally related to stimulation of the central nervous system, and can include nervousness, insomnia, tremors, euphoria, personality changes, and restlessness with excessive use. The drug can also cause gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dry mouth, anorexia, and headache.
High blood pressure, palpitations, or heart arrhythmia can also occur. In rare cases, an allergic rash is manifested, an increase in alkaline phosphatase or a violation of voluntary movements.